Firecracker Shawl

By Anastacia Zittel Model: Anastacia Zittel Photos: Jonathan Zittel V stitches and shells come together again to create something warm and cozy for the oncoming cool weather. The Firecracker shawl can be made large or small, in thick yarn or fine, to whatever size you like, but however you make it, you’re sure to love […]

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Clusters Infinity Scarf

By Claire G. Model: Claire G. Photos: Her sister I found some super soft yarn and I thought it would be perfect for a cowl. I wanted to make something that resembled puff stitches but didn’t use as much yarn, so I used cluster stitches. This pattern is quite versatile – you can change the […]

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A Letter from the Editor

Fall is in full swing! The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, apples are ripening and flocks of birds are flying south. Time to pull out the yarn! This fall I hope you’re ready to crochet some amazing scarves! Or, perhaps, a shawl or two. Would you rather learn a new skill? Find some […]

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Crochet USA

Did you know crafts and hobbies are a thirty billion dollar industry in the United States? Crocheting alone accounts for about $1 billion of that. Here are some more facts you may not know about our favorite yarny pastime!

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Deco

While looking through a vintage magazine, I came across a cute little lace motif that reminded me of leaves. Rather than using a magnifying glass and trying to re-create the leaves, I chose to grab a hook and just wing it from memory.

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The True Cost of Cashmere

The word ‘cashmere’ has long been synonymous with incredible luxury – and expense. In recent years, however, the price for this high-end fiber has plummeted, to the point that you can stroll into your local craft store and pick up a skein with ‘cashmere’ on the label for less than the cost of a skein of glittery novelty yarn.

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Green Thumb Garden Apron

‘Tis the season for working in the garden! But just in case you don’t want your seed packets to get all muddy or go back to the house for the twine (again) here’s a simple little apron with big pockets and a vegetable garden kick that would make a great gift for your favorite gardener.

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Dahlia Headband

By Melissa Mall Model: Melissa Mall Photos: Melissa Mall Summer is a great time to whip up a headband or two, big and bright and cool in cotton mesh. Perfect for barbecues, picnics, and trips to the zoo, this headband can be made with or without the flower – depending on the look you’re going […]

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Crafty Containers

by Julia Schwartz Photos: Julia Schwartz Do you need a simple storage solution for your desk or shelves? This is a very easy project that can be done in a short amount of time. It uses an oatmeal container and some simple crocheting skills. They are sturdy and once you are done you cannot tell […]

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